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Let's Make A Sandwich

Published 1950

Sally Gasco (short for "gas company") and her mother make tuna rarebit for their young boy guests. Thanks to their gas stove, this process is quick and easy.

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Run time 4:12
Production Company Simmel-Meservey
Sponsor American Gas Association
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: monitorhead - - October 21, 2010
Subject: actresses
by the way, for those who are Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans, you'll recognize the daughter from another short: "A Date With Your Family"
Reviewer: RoboReview - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2010
Subject: No tuna rarebit for me, thanks
I guess this is pro-gas because it endourages you to use your stove to make a tuna sandwich, which probably would have tasted better uncooked with just a little mayo and celery.

The rarebit may have been a good sandwich, but on B&W film it looks like dog vomit on toast. What did food advertisers do before broadcasters perfected color? Took out print ads, that's what. Those were the days, if you were a magazine publisher.
Reviewer: Dee_Grooovy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2010
Subject: So is this what they served Dad 'A Date With Your Family'?

LOL, man use enough cheese and butter, there? Yikes!
Reviewer: doowopbob - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2010
Subject: ....Let's
.....Make A Sandwich....I Got The MAYO..!...Sally Has Her Training Bra On..Mrs. Gasco Has A Too Die For Hairdo..!....& At Birth They Were Named After The Gas Company..I Was Never Served Tuna Rarebit...But The Babysitter Did Give Me A Fluffernutter..!....Oh, P.S....To Make A Tuna Sandwich, First Take Her Panties Off, Then Take Your Loaf And....Spread The Mayo Over ....
Reviewer: hd904 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2008
Subject: Got to love the propaganda........

Reviewer: Robotrix - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2007
Subject: Worth a look
...for camp value, the gender issues and it's connection to Date With Your Family. But I can't even figure out what worth this film had at the time it was made.
Measurements are usually good when it comes to recipes, I've found. The only clues we get here are the size of a hunk of butter, a can of tuna (guess in the Fifties if you wanted tuna you bought that one size can that was offered to you and you were happy about it, damn it!), some fraction of a cup of milk and an unidentified amount of Mystery Cheese. I found my inner voice starting to sound like Wallace & Gromit - Stillton? Cheddar? Wensleydale?
And never is the main question answered....what difference does cooking with GAS make to any of this?
Leaves one shaking their head.
Reviewer: musicom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2007
Subject: The 1959s version of a Tuna Melt
She shoulda added a tomato.
Reviewer: Cherokee Jack - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 12, 2006
Subject: Now you're cooking with gas!
Not destined to be ranked among my favorites, but worth a viewing I think. An interesting short insofar as it's not only a promotional item for the natural gas companies, but you also get a recipe to boot! I've no idea why the tuna rarebit didn't catch on and become a cultural phenomenon. Sad thing is Sally Gasco and her mom take the time to make these things and the short ends with the two boys still tossing down their hotdog and hamburger from the beginning of the short. Poor Sally Gasco!
Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavorite - July 6, 2006
Subject: Do not be fooled!
This is not the little innocent film it pretends to be. It is horrifying beyond words.. not only do you have to sit through the preparations of the revolting "Tuna Rarebit"... but you actually watch as humans CONSUME it! OMG!!!!!! Oh, the HUMANITY!

I had to turn away from the computer screen in disgust.

This is not for the squimish.

Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2006
Subject: The 1990âÃÂÃÂs counterpart family: The Microwavos!
I was thrilled with âÃÂÃÂLetâÃÂÃÂs make a sandwichâÃÂàfor plenty of reasons. First, as the film starts up, the sound is way off kilter but then fixes itself. Yay! I remember countless films doing that when I was a young unâÃÂÃÂ. If youâÃÂÃÂve been paying attention, this film is made by the Simmel Miservy company, makers of the all time classic âÃÂÃÂA Date With Your FamilyâÃÂÃÂ. And if you look closely, yes, they shot this in the kitchen that was used in âÃÂÃÂDate with your familyâÃÂÃÂ! And, if you look even more closely, the mother and the daughter of the same movie are in this one too! Joy! Daughter even gets a name this time out, âÃÂÃÂSallyâÃÂÃÂ! Anyways, her and âÃÂÃÂMotherâÃÂà(no, she DOESNâÃÂÃÂT get a name) prepare âÃÂÃÂtuna rarebitâÃÂàfor unsuspecting guests. WhatâÃÂÃÂs so interesting is the antiquated way everything was done. The rarebit can TOTALLY be thrown into the microwave now, and I was totally gobsmacked at the very idea that toast (thatâÃÂÃÂs Rye, to compliment the bland tuna you understand) was cooked in the oven. WEâÃÂÃÂVE COME A LONG WAY BAY-BEE!
Reviewer: Chriddof - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2005
Subject: "Practically an American institution!"
This is a fairly brief film, and not hugely interesting, though it is amusing noting the odd little details in the narration, and the fact that the actresses and producers are the same people responsible for the infamous A DATE WITH YOUR FAMILY (Sally Gasco being "Daughter" from that film, here looking a good few years younger).

Not an essential download, but still not bad.
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